Chuck Gray, the Secretary of State for Wyoming, has now submitted an amicus brief that supports the appeal filed by former President Donald Trump to the Supreme Court in order to keep his name on the GOP primary ballot in the state of Colorado. This is a good show of support by Gray that will no doubt win him a lot of favor with MAGA supporters and constitutionalists alike. It’s simply the right position to take. Republicans need to have each others’ backs, especially in dire times like we’re in at the moment.
In the filing, Gray makes the case that the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling to boot the former president off the Republican primary ballot is unconstitutional. The court decided to remove Trump due to their claim that he was ineligible to run for president because he was in violation of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. Gray referred to the decision as “outrageously wrong.”
He’s right, you know.
“As Secretaries of State, we must stop the radical Left’s unAmerican and unconstitutional attempts to weaponize the Fourteenth Amendment against Trump and the American People,” he stated concerning the court’s decision. “Despite the repeated attacks I have received from the radical left-wing media for my efforts to ensure that Trump will be able to be on the ballot, I will continue to unapologetically defend the truth and ensure that the people of Wyoming can choose who to elect for themselves.”
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In the filing, Gray said that he had an interest in the case as the decision disenfranchised millions of voters and harmed voter confidence in elections nationwide, including in Wyoming. The brief says that Trump did not engage in insurrection and or that he gave aid to the enemies of the United States.
The brief was filed on behalf of Gray by America First Legal and Stone Hilton PLLC.
“The Colorado Supreme Court’s decision is completely inconsistent with the text and historical interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Secretary Gray is an American patriot committed to the rule of law, and we are thrilled to be able to file this brief on his behalf,” AFL Vice President Gene Hamilton went on to say.
It’s pretty clear the motivation for the ruling against Trump being allowed on the ballot is political in nature. Liberals have made it a habit over the course of the last couple of years to weaponize the legal system in an effort to silence the opposition to President Joe Biden and remove the biggest threat he faces to reelection, Donald Trump, from the 2024 presidential race.
The Supreme Court has not yet ruled on Trump’s appeal, but is set to hear arguments on February 8, with Colorado’s primary set to take place on March 5. In a brief filed to the court on Thursday, Trump said that “chaos” would be unleashed if the Supreme Court upheld his removal from the ballot.
“The court should put a swift and decisive end to these ballot-disqualification efforts, which threaten to disenfranchise tens of millions of Americans and which promise to unleash chaos and bedlam if other state courts and state officials follow Colorado’s lead and exclude the likely Republican presidential nominee from their ballots,” his legal team said in a written statement.
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